PFOA and PFOS Detected in Newborns
An analysis of nearly 300 umbilical cord blood samples led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that //newborn babies are exposed to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) while in the womb. PFOS
and PFOA are polyfluoroalkyl compounds (...
Common Industrial Chemicals May Not Boost Cancer Risk
... Use of PFOA, pfos
as additives is already being phased out, experts ...ociation between plasma concentrations of PFOA and pfos
and risk for prostate, bladder, pancreatic, or liv...ity."
In addition, 3M, the only manufacturer of pfos
in the United States, had agreed to phase out its ...
Household chemicals may be linked to infertility
... National Birth Cohort to assess whether levels of pfos
and PFOA in pregnant women's plasma were associate...weeks into the pregnancy so that concentrations of pfos
and PFOA could be measured. The researchers also i...style and socioeconomic status.
The level of pfos
in the women's plasma ranged from 6.4 nanograms pe...
Common Chemicals May Delay Pregnancy
The researchers found that blood levels of pfos
ranged from 6.4 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) t...men in the three groups with the highest levels of pfos
took from 70 percent to 134 percent longer to get pregnant than women with the lowest pfos
levels, the team report. It took women with the hi...
Heart Defect Is Linked to Some Cases of Migraine Headache
... trigger migraines.”
Estimates now hold that pfos
are present in about half of migraine sufferers wh... Medical in Minnetonka MN, the study aims to close pfos
in 500 migraine patients who haven’t responded wel... lot of people.”
The apparatus used to close pfos
in the ESCAPE trial, invented by Dennis W. Wahr, M...
Turtle studies suggest health risks from environmental contaminants
... OConnell shows that this northern trend of higher pfos
concentrations continues up into the Chesapeake Ba...earchers exposed Western fence lizards to the same pfos
levels found in loggerheads in the wild. The lizar...e Medical University of South Carolina that showed pfos
is toxic to the immune systems of mice at concentr...